Decided against a workout last night and instead just did an hour of lovely stretching, thanks to Tony Horton. Taking a rest day is making all the difference for me... I feel refreshed and rejuvenated and ready to tackle chest & back today!
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Rest day... aaaaaahhhh.
Going to do the stretch program at lunch in my boss's office (he's gone today, woot!), and then maybe a very light workout when I get home from work. I'm still afraid I'm going to reinjure myself, so I'm going to take my prescribed rest days ve... Read more
Almost done with week 1 of P90X: Round Three! I'll tell you what, it's good to be back in the routine. There's something very... I don't know - comforting? - about something you do every single day that's good for you, even if you don't necess... Read more
When the mind shouts over the body
For those of you that don't know me, in a competition, I am formidable. Chances are, if you happen to be in the same competition with me, you're going to say, "whoa, she's pretty intense."
You would be 100% correct.
I don't do it to b... Read more
Had a REALLY challenging day yesterday... it's autumn, and that means apple cider doughnuts make a regular appearance around here. Someone brought some in yesterday, and I really had a hard time resisting them - but I did... Read more
P90X - Round 3, Day 1!
I promise you, I'm still here, and I'm still doing well. :)
As I'd posted before, I was dealing with some injury - and I am mostly healed. Soon as my left ankle healed up (no pain anymore, yay!), my RIGHT achilles started firing up for re... Read more
Back in the saddle (almost)
Ahh, kenpo. How I’ve missed you.
I had to modify some of the jumpy moves because the ankle’s still a little wonky, but like Tony says: an injury or a disability is not an excuse to sit around and do nothing, it’s an opportunity to be creati... Read more
That is the sound that a frustrated athlete makes. >:(
Tried to do plyo last night... and my ankle pretty much went "LOL NOPE!!!" and I was flat on my butt for the rest of the night.
But, I'll not be kept down! To... Read more
Hey guys, it's working!
I am referencing the healing mojo/vibes/etc. :)
I feel pretty good today! Ankle's still a bit stiff, but I think I'm on the downslope of the hill now. I had a workout last night - chest, shoulders & triceps - and my ankle started out bei... Read more
So, about a week ago, I had a really great run... was feeling terrific about myself... right?
I rolled my ankle during that run, but didn't think anything of it because it didn't hurt... AT THE TIME. I had to deviate off the sidewalk becau... Read more
Thank you, sir, may I have another?
That's how I was feeling after plyometrics tonight. I did better tonight than I ever have before, and that feels pretty darn good. I've come a long way from way back in March, when I nearly passed out doing plyo!
The other great... Read more
Had a very sweaty, very disgusting run last night... but it was successful! I ran/walked 2 miles (walked about .8, ran the rest). It was gross, but it felt great - and NO PAIN. I'm actually kind of glad it was nasty hot outside, because I thi... Read more
I'm not feeling great today... started last night, actually. I dozed off on the couch and woke up with my eyes all dried out, and I had body aches. Weird. Still not feeling 100% today - and Andrew said he wasn't feeling great, either.
I ... Read more
Not much time for a post, BUT -
Logged some steps on my Fitbit today... we went to the State Fair! I oohed and aahed over the sheep, goats, and alpacas, made friends with some super-cool horses who got ear-scritches from me, looked at the ... Read more
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Second run in Vibrams
So I had a registered mail package that needed to be picked up at the post office...
And I figured, hey, why not RUN there? It's close enough to walk, so it's close enough to run.
A little further than my run on Thursday, and I did a ... Read more